I just wanted to update everyone...having kept my daily migraine dairy (religiously) for almost 7 years now, I can very accurately see the patterns of my headaches/migraines...
Things have improved considerably in the last 20 months since being on topiramate (50mg x 2 per day), however looking at last year's diary, I would still get between 1 and 5 migraines per month (but that's still an improvement on an average of a headache every 1 in 3 days!).
However, it has occured to me that I have only had 1 headache and one migraine in the last 53 days, which is almost spooky!
Since my son went back to uni, my 16 year old daughter (a vegan), continues to do all the cooking...although I am not totally vegan, I am eating very little dairy as a consequence of my daughter's eating habits, and we are eating an extremely healthy diet, with lots of quinoa and brown rice (and a huge variety of veg). I am also addicted to dates, which I have noticed contain magnesium, as does brown rice. The lack of headaches is so noticable, I really am starting to wonder whether there may be strong evidence to suggest that I was previously lacking in this mineral. I wouldn't say my diet was nearly as healthy previously. I eat sometimes up to 12 dates per day. I would add that I have not put on weight (I am slim) - but I am not eating any processed food at all. I can't help thinking that maybe this is a 'wonder' food for migraines - may be worth others trying? I have even done some 'trigger' stuff that hasn't brought on headaches. Just a thought! I'll provide an up date in a month or so, but wish everyone all the best and would be interested to hear if anyone else has any luck with this!